Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Diverse Energies - a YA Dystopian Anthology focused on diversity - racial and LGBT!

Diverse Energies edited by Tobias Buckell and Joe Monti

The stories span from past to future, and the protagonists are a diverse group of students, street kids, good girls, kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, differing cultures, and sometimes one another as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds.

Two of the stories feature main queer characters:

Malinda Lo's "Good Girl"
In this dystopian world where racial purity puts you in a higher class, a "good girl" from above ground meets a girl who lives in the tunnels below while searching for her vanished brother.

Rahul Kanakia, "Next Door"
In this society, the rich live in a virtual world, ignorant of the poverty the real world holds. Squatters share space with the rich, and a boy and his boyfriend search for the perfect place to call home - somewhere away from the bed bugs that plague much of the city.

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